With a stream of viral Friday freestyle videos catapulting him into the spotlight, Melbourne indie rapper Ivan Ooze cemented the hype in 2015 with singles ‘Trippin’ and ‘Jimi Hendrix’. Now, he’s ready to drop his latest mixtape ‘The Social Alien’, and is heading out on a headline tour to celebrate.
“‘The Social Alien’ mixtape is a reflection of the good, the bad and the ugly from my life on this planet so far and how I feel about it all. Some will love it, others won’t, but fuck it, we’re all human…or so we think.”
Collaborations with producers WZRDKID and Sable, an R.L. Grime remix, fan-selected instrumentals, and songs touching on topics including depression, social anxiety, and self-belief – ‘The Social Alien’ is a mixtape showcasing Ivan Ooze as one of the future key players in Aussie hip-hop. Catch him live in April and May as he makes his way through Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, and Melbourne, or in June at Come Together Festival alongside Seth Sentry, Ball Park Music, SAFIA and more.
“Jimi Hendrix holds a special place for me. My dad was a rock n roll musician and he first showed me Jimi when I was 14; his single ‘Purple Haze’ is my go to track and it was probably the reason why I got caught smoking weed at school! This one’s for the evening smokers getting deep in that purple haze.”
Ivan Ooze The Social Alien Tour
Wed Apr 29 – Sosueme, Beach Road Hotel, Bondi
Thu Apr 30 – Lambda, Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane
Sat May 02 – Ed Castle, Adelaide
Fri May 08 – Hussle Hussle @ Mojos, Fremantle
Fri May 15 – Can’t Say, Melbourne
Sat June 06 – Come Together Festival Sydney, Luna Park